March 9, 2016
Monitored Alarms and CCTV Monitoring
For many businesses and domestic properties, it’s essential to have monitored alarms and CCTV monitoring, after all if your alarm sounds or your CCTV picks up criminal behaviour, you want to know about it straight away so you can act appropriately.
We know not everyone’s familiar with monitored alarms and CCTV monitoring, so here’s some information you might find useful. We do stress that if you decide to go down the monitored route, you use a company who are either SSAIB accredited, like us, or NSI accredited.
What are Monitored Alarms and CCTV Systems?
Alarm and CCTV monitoring is your security system’s way of communicating with you. These systems are monitored by an ARC (alarm receiving centre), which makes sure your security measures are constantly working for you, 24 hours a day. If triggered, monitored alarms and CCTV systems send coded signals to the ARC where personnel will assess the situation and notify the appropriate people.
The Benefits of Monitored Alarms and CCTV Monitoring
Although the type of monitored system you choose depends on your budget, insurance requirements and the level of protection you require to give you peace of mind, they all provide the same benefits:
• Reassurance that your alarms and CCTV systems are monitored and in full working order 24/7
• Reassurance that your building, assets and staff are protected at all times
• No call outs to false alarms – false alarms are filtered out by the ARC (CCTV)
• You and the relevant people will be contacted on your behalf should criminal activity take place.
Monitored Alarms and Police Response
Monitored alarms with police response work in just the same way as other monitored alarms, with the additional benefit of the ARC contacting the police on your behalf should an intruder break in. This type of monitoring is perfect for businesses with high value assets that criminals can sell on the black market.
It’s also worth knowing that if you don’t have a monitored alarm, the police will only respond to intruder alarms if there is someone at the scene who lets them know that a criminal offence is in progress. It’s therefore crucial to consider the type of monitoring you’ll need to make sure it suits your business.
Monitored Alarms and CCTV Systems with Locked and Secure Ltd
As an SSAIB accredited company, we really do understand the importance of your alarms and CCTV systems being fit for purpose. We pride ourselves on offering bespoke solutions that help us give you the best information and advice for your business’ security needs.
If you would like to discuss your security needs, whether it’s installing a new system or moving your monitored alarms or CCTV systems over to us, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us today on 01908 483233 or 01205 449399, alternatively send us a message via our contact page.
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